Thomas Baillie feels strikers in the mould of Dan Creaney are a dying breed, and Tamworth are fortunate to have the ex-Stratford Town man.
Creaney joined the club at the beginning of last season and has quickly become a fan favourite since.
But the no-nonsense frontman has been missing since the Lambs’ friendly with Gloucester City – and Baillie says the team are feeling his absence more than some might realise.
“I think at lot of work Dan Creaney does goes unnoticed,” he said.
“It’s quite interesting for him because we got some stats from this season and last season and we found he scores one goal every two games. Aside from Shaq [McDonald] this season, Dan Creaney’s goal ratio is better than anyone else at the club.
“He does a lot of work that’s unselfish. He’s a handful, two centre-backs tend to go to him at all time. There’s not many of his type of player around in this day and age.
“There’s not many strikers out there that are really good with their back to goal who can bring other players into play. But the way we play, we suit a player like Dan or Jack Ryan – that’s why we’ve had to make moves.
“We’re not worried about changing it up because we want to do the best we can.”
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